Brown Bag Lunch Webinar: Changes to the BC Society Act

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue
RSVP to ac.rcknull@einahpets

Vantage Point is hosting the Changes to the BC Society Act webinar and KCR wants to offer it to our community of non-profits for free! Bring your own lunch and join us to learn about how the changes to this Act will affect your organization.

The BC Society Act sets the framework for every not-for-profit in our province.

This 60-minute webinar, Changes to the BC Society Act, with Michael Blatchford, Charities and Not-for-Profit lawyer with Bull Housser, will:
  • Explain what the new Act will mean to your Society’s current corporate and governance practices
  • Highlight significant changes from the current legislation
  • Provide tips on how to prepare your board and your organization

Please RSVP to ac.rcknull@einahpets. Space is limited.

Event: Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair 2015

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2015, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
Register Now

This annual event — now in its 18th year — draws 75+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are looking forward to meeting and talking with new volunteers face-to-face and providing all the information they need to find their volunteering ‘home’. For volunteers, this event represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about each organization, and how their personal involvement can make a difference in our community. One stop, with all the answers they need to make their choice (Or choices!) on where they will give of their time. At the Fair, we all come together to help make Kelowna a great place to live!

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KCR – Skills for Success Employment Program

Start date: June 22nd

Do you self-identify as having a disability, permanent injury, or chronic health issue that is a barrier to employment?

Are you:
  • Unemployed and looking for work?
  • Between the ages of 19 and 64 years of age?
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada?
  • Have not been on EI or Medical EI in the last 3 years?
  • Have not been on Maternity EI in the last 5 years?


Program Includes:
  • 3 weeks of classroom training in job search preparation
  • Short term certificate training ie: First Aid, Food Safe, WHMIS
  • Up to 13 weeks of paid work experience placement or wage subsidy

For more information please contact:
Christine Hawkins, Manager, Employment Services
250.763.8008 ext 134, ac.rcknull@enitsirhc
Kelowna Community Resources, #120-1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8A6

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund Program

Child & Youth Mental Health – New Walk-In Clinic

Location: #204 – 260 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna
Hours: Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Who We Are:
Our publicly-funded Child and Youth Mental Health teams provide a range of assessment and treatment options for children, youth (0-18 years) and their families.

Our programs are designed to support children and youth who are experiencing significant difficulties related to their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

What We Do:
Services include:
  • Intake and referral
  • Consultations
  • Various assessments
  • Treatment and referrals where appropriate

Concerns most commonly addressed by our centres:
  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Low or cycling moods
  • Experiences of trauma
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Suicidal thinking

How it works:
Children, youth and families can begin a referral by attending the CYMH Intake Clinic for a Screening Interview. This initial meeting will typically be 30 – 90 minutes in length. Upon completion of this interview, a CYMH clinician will provide you with information and details on the next steps in the process. In the Central Okanagan area, the Intake Clinic is provided each week. No appointment is necessary. Please refer to the back pages of this pamphlet for details.

For your first visit:
No appointments are required for first-time visitors – simply walk-in during the hours listed on this pamphlet. Please note that there may be a wait for your interview as the Intake Clinic is for drop-ins only. Priority may also be given to individuals who are in urgent need.

Parents/caregivers are encouraged to only bring the child/youth who is seeking services with them to the Intake Clinic, as childminding is not provided on-site. Older children and youth are encouraged to attend the Intake Clinic with their parent. Youth have the option of attending the clinic on their own as a private self-referral.

In case of an emergency after hours, please visit your local hospital or call 9-1-1.

Adoption General Information Package – 2015

Greetings from the Adoption Centre of British Columbia!!!

If you are interested in learning more about the adoption programs that we at ACBC have for prospective adoptive applicants to consider please take a look at our general information package! We’d love to speak with you about the program best suited to you! Please contact us at 1.800.935.4237 or locally at 250.763.8222.

Don’t forget our nest general information session on Wednesday, May 20th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Contact our office to register!

April Monthly Bulletin

The April Monthly Bulletin is now available. It’s an accumulation of local news, employment opportunities, events, training’s, useful resources and information for non-profits and community organizations alike! View the Bulletin Download the PDF View past issues in the Archives Make sure to subscribe to the Monthly Bulletin to stay up-to-date on all of the information released each month.

Study: Settlement & Housing Experiences of Immigrants to Kelowna

We are looking for your participation in a study on the settlement and housing experiences of immigrants in Kelowna. Each person who participates will receive a free meal during the survey and a $30 gift certificate to Superstore. Child minding is available upon prior request.

To be eligible to participate in the survey, respondents must be born outside of Canada, arrived in Canada between 2000 and 2014 and currently are renters in the City of Kelowna.

If you would like to participate in this survey, please contact ac.rcknull@yak to register for one of the following dates:
  • April 28th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • April 30th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please be assured that all the information that you will provide will be kept confidential. The data will be recorded, analyzed, and reported in ways that guarantee anonymity. Your participation is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw from the study at any point with no consequences.

CSAE Okanagan Roundtable

Hello fellow members of the not-for-profit industry! We are delighted to invite you to the spring CSAE Okanagan Roundtable: Who’s in Charge? The Principles of Good Governance. Date: Thursday, April 9th, 7:30 am – 9:30 am Location: Manteo Resort, 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna Cost: CSAE-BC Members: $25 + GST / Non-members: $35 + GST Register Now The Okanagan region of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, BC chapter, is pleased to present our spring Roundtable breakfast meeting and presentation. There is governance theory, and then there is the real-life application of governance in not-for-profit organizations. This session will address both ends of the spectrum. Not-for-profit organizations vary considerably in their make-up, their objectives, and their method of operations. Who’s In Charge? – The Principles of Good Governance is a candid discussion of the application of good governance in the not-for-profit sector. This presentation will be given by Weldon LeBlanc, an experienced executive in the non-for-profit sector. Whether you are new to your role, or a seasoned professional, this session will acquaint you with governance options, the implementation, best practices and their consequences. Who’s In Charge? – The Principles of Good Governance is an interactive roundtable specifically designed for CEO’s, Executive Directors, and General Managers who work with Board of Directors of a not-for-profit organization. Learn best practices and take-away tools/solutions to help you excel in your relationship with your Board of Directors in this ever-changing environment. During this session you will learn:
  • What is good governance
  • The challenges of applying good governance
  • How to manage governance in your organization
  • Lessons learned in the application of good governance
This event also includes a networking period and full breakfast. CSAE members and non-members welcome. Please forward to your contacts in other associations and not-for-profit organizations. On behalf of the Canadian Society of Association Executives